Looking back at Kpop in 2020 and the first months of 2021, one of the most popular music products is BLACKPINK ‘s first full album after 4 years of career – THE ALBUM . After a long time for fans to wait, the girls from YG Entertainment have officially released the first full album in their music career, although their reputation has spread globally before.
With the quality of music praised by netizens, combining with international stars such as Selena Gomez, Cardi B to YG’s “music witch” team Teddy, R.Tee, … nothing surprise when THE ALBUM achieved great success, was one of the standout products of the year 2021.
BLACKPINK has had great success with THE ALBUM
After a series of days helping BLACKPINK set up countless records, THE ALBUM recently “brought” more about a huge milestone. Korean media confirmed THE ALBUM to officially become the best-selling Kpop female artist album of all time , with a total of 1,331,068 copies sold. According to updated data from Gaon Monthly Album Chart (January 2021), BLACKPINK has sold 67,387 copies to add up to the total number of sales since last year.THE ALBUM …
… “shattered” BoA’s 18-year unbeaten record to take the throne
This achievement of the YG Entertainment girl group officially broke BoA’s unbeaten record, who held the previous record with 1,249,197 copies for the VALENTI album . SM Entertainment’s female solo artist is known as a “wall wall” in album sales, since decades ago she had recorded a huge record. But after 18 years, the album title of the best-selling Kpop female artist of all time has changed hands, none other than the current world’s number 1 girl group – BLACKPINK!
BLACKPINK asserted the position of “queen of selling albums” right from the first full album
Needless to say, the BLINKs community (BLACKPINK’s fandom) was delighted and proud, when BLACKPINK brought about such outstanding achievements. Before THE ALBUM debuted, the girls of Hac Huong always faced criticism for not being able to sell albums as well as TWICE despite being strong in digital music and YouTube. Many people believe that the YG girlgroup does not own a fandom strong enough to compete for the album segment.
The collection of BLACKPINK’s billion-view posters is not enough to stop disparaging the group’s ability to sell albums.
However, THE ALBUM debuted with million copies sales quickly smashed all prejudices, helping BLACKPINK to assert its No. 1 position whether in Korea or the international market. Now with the achievement of surpassing BoA, BLACKPINK once again shows the group’s music quality and long-distance ability, expressed through numbers that do not lie.
Congratulations to BLACKPINK on this new record!